12 arrested following investigation into large-scale drug supply, NSW

Police have arrested 12 people after executing seven search warrants across the state’s Southern Highlands and Western Sydney as part of an ongoing drug-supply investigation, NSW Police say.

Strike Force Trinculo was established by officers attached to The Hume Local Area Command in March 2016 to investigate the supply of methylamphetamine in the NSW Southern Highlands.

Following inquiries, about 11am yesterday today, Strike Force Trinculo detectives with the assistance of neighbouring commands, and officers from Bass Hill and Wetherill Park Region Enforcement Squads, executed a total of seven search warrants at homes in Mount Annan, Edmondson Park, Ambarvale, two at Bowral, and two at Moss Vale.

During the searches, police located and seized methylamphetamine, more than $30,000 cash, two poker machines, a replica pistol, alleged stolen property and other items consistent with the supply of prohibited drugs.

Those arrested and charged at Moss Vale were:

A 26-year-old woman who was charged with supply large commercial quantity of drug, direct criminal group, recruit child to carry out criminal activity, ongoing supply drug (x4), knowingly deal with proceeds of crime and conduct four drug premises. She was refused bail and will appear in Goulburn Local Court today tomorrow

A 50-year-old man was charged with supply large commercial quantity of drug, participate in criminal group, ongoing supply prohibited drug (x3), conduct drug premises and supply prohibited drug (x22). He was refused bail and will appear in Goulburn Local Court today tomorrow.

A 30-year-old man is facing Goulburn Local Court today tomorrow after he was charged with four counts of supplying a prohibited drug and conducting a drug premises.

A 17-year-old boy was charged with resist or hinder search warrant, resist or hinder police and possessing a prohibited drug. He will appear at a children’s court on 26 August 2016.

An 18-year-old man was charged with four counts of supplying a prohibited drug. He was refused bail and will appear in Goulburn Local Court today tomorrow.

Those arrested and charged at Bowral were

A 23-year-old man will appear in Goulburn Local Court today tomorrow after he was charged with two counts of supplying a prohibited drug.

A 32-year-old man was charged with six counts of supplying a prohibited drug. He was refused bail and will appear in Goulburn Local Court on 10 August 2016.

A 27-year-old man faces Goulburn Local Court today tomorrow after he was charged with supplying a prohibited drug (x2) and conducting a drug premises

A 42-year-old man will appear in Goulburn Local Court today tomorrow charged with breaching bail.

A 49-year-old woman will face Goulburn Local Court today on four counts of supplying a prohibited drug. She was refused bail and will appear in Goulburn Local Court today tomorrow.

Those arrested at Edmonson Park were

A 21-year-old woman was charged with supplying a large commercial quantity of a prohibited drug, direct criminal group, ongoing supply of a prohibited drug (x3), knowingly deal with proceeds of crime and conduct drug premises. She was refused bail and will appear in Liverpool Local Court today tomorrow.

A 22-year-old woman was refused bail and will face Liverpool Local Court today tomorrow after being charged with supply large commercial quantity of a prohibited drug, ongoing supply drug (x3), knowingly deal with proceeds of crime and conduct drug premises.

Acting Superintendent, Andrew Koutsoufis from The Hume Local Area Command says Strike Force Trinculo has made significant inroads in the Southern Highlands and inquiries are continuing.

“The detectives have worked tirelessly to achieve the results, including the large number of arrests, and we will continue to investigate the supply, distribution, cultivation and manufacture of prohibited drugs,” Acting Superintendent Koutsoufis said.

“These arrests send a strong message to the community and to anyone involved in this type of activity, that it won’t be tolerated.”

“We will continue to do everything we can to keep drugs off the streets.”

Police are urging anyone with information about the supply, distribution, cultivation or manufacture of prohibited drugs to call Crime Stopers.

/Public Release.